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    Ray Rice wins suspension appeal, players union says

    (CNN) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL for violating its domestic violence policy, the players union said Friday. “The suspension has been vacated,” George Atallah, the assistant executive director of external affairs for the players’ union, said. Rice issued a written statement thanking his supporters, “most importantly, my wife Janay.” “I made an inexcusable mistake and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Rice said, referring to two […]

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    Virginia homeless man gets his Thanksgiving wish

    NORFOLK, VA (WTKR) — Less than two weeks ago, we shared the story of a homeless man staying at a Virginia mission who posted his request online for a family to take him in for Thanksgiving. And this Thanksgiving, Neal Shytles got exactly what he was looking for – a family to spend the day with. Shytles received national attention after placing an ad on WTKR’s Facebook page, asking for a family to adopt him for Thanksgiving. After his story went viral, […]

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    Rescue caught on camera; Two boys buried by snowplow for 8 hours

    NEWBURGH, New York – Two kids survived being trapped in a snow bank in Newburgh, New York. Rescuers were finally able to find them and dig them free. iPhone video was shot as police and neighbors rescued the two children buried overnight under a huge pile of snow. “From what I understand a dog was barking and took the attention to where these children were at,” said Robert Nicosia, witness. Nicosia said somebody heard the muffled sounds of the kids […]

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    Shoppers rejoice! Black Friday is here

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The doors are open. The sales are here. It’s Black Friday. Black Friday faithful are already scooping up deals at malls and department stores across America. A few stores — like Kmart and Radio Shack — opened Thursday morning, but most — including Macy’s, Best Buy, Target, Kohl’s, Toys R Us, J.C. Penney and Sears — waited until after Thanksgiving dinner was served. As night fell, Manhattan’s bustling Times Square was packed with deal hunters — […]

  • Cool video! 3-D printer works in space

    The International Space Station has its own 3-D printer! This week astronauts created the first object to be made in orbit with the printer. They produced a white printer part with the words ‘Made in Space’ and ‘NASA’ on it. NASA released an image of Astronaut Barry Wilmore holding the newly-made piece. The space agency hopes the technology will allow crews to make items they need themselves, rather than trying to ship everything from Earth. Astronauts are also running experiments […]

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    Video: Black Friday isn’t just for America anymore

    LONDON, England – Black Friday may be Thanksgiving adjacent, but it isn’t just for Americans anymore. Stores in the U.S. are slashing prices during this yearly shopping event, and now retailers in London are offering  Black Friday deals. Some stores got chaotic with the crowds overseas. You can see pushing and shoving at this ASDA store, which is owned by Walmart. Watch the video player above.  

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    Austin police kill gunman after shots fired at ‘multiple buildings’

    (CNN) — Gunfire shattered the early morning silence in Texas’ capital Friday, with bullets hitting police headquarters and other downtown buildings before an officer fatally shot a suspect, and then noticed he was near a possible explosive device and wearing a suspicious vest. Austin gunman killed in police shooting was suspected of targeting downtown buildings: (@KVUE) — USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 28, 2014 The 911 calls about shots in Austin began coming in around 2:25 a.m. (3:25 ET) […]

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    UMass Amherst cuts ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid rape allegations

    (CNN) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst and its alumnus Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape. At least 15 women have spoken out to various media outlets accusing the comedian of sexual misconduct. “Bill Cosby has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of UMass Amherst’s capital campaign. He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university,” said Ed Blaguszewski, a spokesman for […]

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    Power outages in wake of Thanksgiving storm

    (CNN) — Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netflix on phones. Many New Englanders were without power — but this was nothing new for the state. Tens of thousands spent Thanksgiving just as others did in New England when Turkey Day was first observed in the 17th century: without electricity. In New Hampshire, more than 133,000 customers were still without power early Friday. “They’re saying it […]

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    More than 200,000 New Englanders without power on Thanksgiving

    (CNN) — Chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight. Cooking turkeys on the grill. Watching Netflix on phones. Many New Englanders were without power — but not initiative — as tens of thousands of residents woke up Thursday to find the lights out. In Vermont, more than 193,000 customers were without power as of Thursday afternoon. “They’re saying it will be a multiday event,” Fallon Reed, the assistant operations chief for the New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, said. In […]

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    Video: Multiple arrests at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after protesters target route

    NEW YORK (WPIX) – Police arrested multiple people at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday after a group of protesters broke from their designated route and clashed with officers. The NYPD told WPIX that seven people were arrested after they overturned a trash can and tried to run toward the floats. Roughly 50 protesters gathered Thursday morning and were allowed by police to walk from 5th Avenue and 42nd Street down to 37th street. Once they reached 37th street they were […]